[caption id="attachment_102172" align="aligncenter" width="693"] Chief Lady Bird, Self Portrait as the Moon, 2018[/caption]
Chief Lady Bird
November 14th – December 5th
Sensorium Research Loft (Room M333, 4th Floor GCFA)
Be sure to swing by the Sensorium Research Loft to see two incredible works of art by Chippewa and Potawatomi interdisciplinary artist Chief Lady Bird for this year’s final Curatorial Lab installation, organized by Shalon T. Webber-Heffernan. You can see Self Portrait as the Moon and Kinship with the Sky from November 14th to December 5th.
Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation, who is currently based in Toronto. She graduated from OCAD University in 2015 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture. Through her art practice, Chief Lady Bird uses street art, community-based workshops, digital illustration and mixed media work to empower and uplift Indigenous people through the subversion of colonial narratives, shifting focus to both contemporary realities and Indigenous Futurisms by creating space to discuss the nuances of our experiences. Chief Lady Bird makes work about ceremony, stories, reclamation, tattoos, sex, sexuality, language, fashion, cultural appropriation and hopes that her images can be a catalyst for reimagining our relationship with the land, each other and ourselves.
Chief Lady Bird was the recipient of the Donna Mclean Award for Portraiture and Life Study in 2015; she is recognized for her murals and received the Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award in 2017 alongside Aura for a mural they facilitated with a group of youth. In addition to this, Chief Lady Bird has created designs/illustrations for Vice News, West End Phoenix, Chirp Magazine, Flare Magazine, Ontario Human Rights Commission, Open Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Twitter to name a few. She was also proudly featured in the legendary Kinship issue of Canadian Art alongside many brilliant Indigenous artists and was the first artist to create an emoji for Twitter for Indigenous Peoples Day/ Indigenous History Month in 2018. She illustrated a children’s book for Scholastic, titled Nibi’s Water Song, released in August 2019!
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[caption id="attachment_101693" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photograph of the 2018 Fundamentals Group Exhibition[/caption]
The Fundamentals group exhibition showcases work by first year Visual Art Studio students in the VISA 1010 6.0-Art Fundamentals: Concept, Creativity and Production. Art Fundamentals introduces students to the visual arts studios, faculty and a spectrum of production methods addressing two dimensional, three dimensional and the element of time in art making. An established theme provides students with a starting point for research, conceptualization and the exploration of fundamental processes as a means of visualizing their creative ideas.
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm
Reception: Monday, November 25, 12:00-1:30pm
Classical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other gospel greats.
The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler.
Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Friday, November 29th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 30th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888
Want to study music at York?
Our Music Audition Prep Workshop is for you!
In this 90-minute session, you will:
- learn how to prepare for all the elements of our music audition: sight reading, performance and interview
- get tips on how to choose your audition pieces
- find out more about our music program and admission process
You’ll also have the opportunity to:
- chat with professors
- meet current students in the program
- enjoy live performances by our faculty members
Following the workshop, take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment available to York music students. Check out the classrooms, studios, labs, informal study spaces and concert venues where you’ll learn, compose, conduct research, rehearse and perform as a music student at York.
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Admission to the Music Audition Prep Workshop is free but pre-registration is required.
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AIDS Action Now!, Vtape, Archive/Counter Archive and Visual AIDS present
A program of passionate and poetic new short films about HIV/AIDS by Alison Duke, Phillip Pike, Andrew Zealley, Shanti Avirgan, Carl George, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor FM Torres, Derrick Woods-Morrow. Please join us for this powerful presentation in film followed by a discussion.
Date|Time: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond St. W (at Spadina), 4th floor
Canadian and American film/video artists explore HIV and AIDS today, across generations of activism and expression. Featuring….
Promise Me, Alison Duke
Black HIV+ mother and daughter battle (Work-in-Progress Excerpt)
Beat Goes On, Shanti Avirgan
Portrait of Keith Cylar, the sassy New York-based ACT UP/harm-reduction activist and co-founder of Housing Works
The Lie, Carl George
“Ruminations on ruined nations,” exposing links between war, poverty, AIDS & capitalism.
I Remember Dancing, Nguyen Tan Hoang
An intergen dialogue between trans/queer Asians about about AIDS, activism, love and (un)safe sex.
My Overlookedness, Andrew Zealley
The virus speaks… about lures, points of disclosure, and life overlooked.
Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution, Viva Ruiz
Vivacious declarations by the incandescent trans/AIDS activist and artist Chloe Dzubilo (1960-2011).
I’m Still Me, Iman Shervington
Sian, an HIV+ Black woman, speaks eloquently about living with AIDS in Louisiana.
eye/virus, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres
This experimental collage weaves together experiences of disclosure and stigma across generations.
Much Handled Things Are Always Soft, Derrick Woods-Morrow
History of public sex in Black Chicago, as told by HIV+ photographer Patric McCoy.
Our Dance of Revolution, Phillip Pike (excerpt)
Four decades of passionate activism in Toronto’s Black queer communities
YORK U DEPARTMENT OF CINEMA AND MEDIA ARTS PRESENTS AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Please join us for a screening and discussion with two MFA alumni, Sofia Bohdanowicz & Lesley Chan, discussing the role of auto-bio in their shorts and features, which often collage together ‘homemade’ methods. Followed by a conversation with CMA faculty member Professor Brenda Longfellow.
Date|Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 12:45 PM
Place: Nat Taylor Cinema | N102 Ross, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON
YORK U DEPARTMENT OF CINEMA AND MEDIA ARTS PRESENTS TONDAL’S VISION
with Stephen Broomer in Person
“A film that bombards the senses with color and light … you can do a lot with it, and it will
certainly do a lot with you.” – Michael Sicinski
“A fable and immram, sifted from the cloak and rubble of the Comedy, a vision before Dante. The soul of the knight Tondal, stricken by the excesses of his flesh, quits his body to tour the next world. He is guided by an angel through heaven, hell and limbo. What lessons await him here? To every pleasure there is a cost, for poetry is a kind of poison, and even your angels will get you lost. Angel, tell me, for how long was I dead? Be it true or be it false, it is as the copy was.”
Date|Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: Nat Taylor Cinema | N102 Ross, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON